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Top 3 ProWood FAQs

Posted 21 August 2017 2:25 PM by Jase DeBoer

For generations, pressure-treated lumber has been a trusted building material for outdoor projects and structures that demand durability.  We receive many questions about ProWood® pressure-treated lumber, and we want to make sure you have the knowledge and peace of mind needed to complete your project.  Below are answers to three of our most frequently asked questions about ProWood.

  1. Why use ProWood pressure-treated lumber?

    ProWood is the go-to choice in treated lumber. All ProWood treated lumber is backed by our industry-leading Lifetime Limited Warranty against failure caused by fungal decay or termites. So whether you're building a deck, a fence or something in between, you'll find that ProWood offers exceptional performance while meeting your needs.

  2. How safe is ProWood?


    ProWood is very safe when used as directed in the appropriate applications. The preservative injected into the wood reacts to form an insoluble complex that doesn’t evaporate or vaporize. ProWood is clean, odorless, nonstaining, and safe to work with. We have carefully studied the minute amounts of preservative released during a ProWood structure's serviceable lifetime. The conclusion is clear: ProWood is long-lasting, safe for the environment and, most importantly, safe for your loved ones and pets. As with any preserved wood product, we recommend you keep it from household pets that are likely to chew or ingest the wood.

    The process used to treat ProWood is the first rel="noopener noreferrer" to gain 
    Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) status as certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). Scientific Certification Systems is a third-party certification services and standards development company. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), EPP-certified products have a reduced impact on human health and the environment when compared to other products that serve the same purposes.

    SCS logo

  3.  How do I know if the treated wood I’m using is properly treated for my intended use?

    We make it easy. Just look for the end tag on the end of all ProWood lumber. The end tag contains a wealth of information, including the preservative used, the appropriate end use (i.e. above-ground or ground contact), the quality standard, and safe handling instructions. ProWood’ s end tag shows which products are treated in accordance with ESR or AWPA standards and are in compliance with model building code requirements.

    ProWood End Tag with SCS logo

We work hard to be #1 – the go-to choice for treated lumber. ProWood products are built to last, always backed by our Lifetime Limited Warranty and are certified as an Environmentally Preferable Product by SCS. See more FAQs and learn more about ProWood by visiting our FAQ page or click here to submit a question.


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